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Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov. 10, 2010. (AP)

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on his call for the President to get bold.

 
Thursday, September 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM
House GOP leader John Boehner and President Obama (AP)

Politicians say they can cut taxes and cut the deficit. Ronald Reagan’s budget director David Stockman now says that’s a big lie. We hear him out.

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Monday, September 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Kenosha, Wis., June 3, 2010. (AP)

Rising hard-right Republican star Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin lays out his big vision for a much more conservative country.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

During her Monday interview, Arianna Huffington gave a tough critique of President Obama for his handling of the economic crisis. Here are some interview excerpts.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The Washington Post reports that Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren — a candidate to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — has suddenly dropped out of her teaching duties this fall, prompting more speculation that she may take a job in the Obama administration.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Following Pres. Obama’s Oval Office address last night, Vice President Biden spoke in Iraq today, on the occasion of Iraqi troops taking command. Here’s the text.

 
Thursday, August 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Deflation worries. High unemployment and low consumer confidence. Is the US looking at a Japan-style meltdown?

 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 29, 2010. (AP)

Elena Kagan is President Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. We’re listening in to the confirmation battle.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

The man in charge of the war in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, landed himself in hot water with the White House after a profile in Rolling Stone depicted the general and his staff criticizing the President and other top civilian officials.

 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Bystanders watch the motorcade carrying President Barack Obama along Casino Beach on Pensacola Beach, Fla., Tuesday, June 15, 20010, as they visited the Gulf Coast region affected by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (AP)

President Obama addressed the nation on the Gulf oil spill crisis. We look at Obama’s speech and American priorities with top thinkers.

 
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Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

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Oct 23, 2014
A screenshot from the interactive game, "Depression Quest," the game at the root of the ongoing #GamerGate controversy. (Courtesy  "Depression Quest")

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

 
Oct 23, 2014
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

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Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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